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Episode 80: A Unio by Harness takeover on The Edtech Podcast

Hello and welcome everyone. This week we are in ‘takeover’ mode with Harness, talking about user-centred design and creating edtech with teachers for teachers.

What’s in this episode?

We look at everything from how investment and growth plans influence edtech design to the good and the bad, to how teachers share information on practical edtech, and we also hear from Harness on their own personal edtech start-up story and why they believe ‘a teacher a day keeps the EdTech in play’. Other topics covered:

●     Importance of taking a customer/user -focused approach to building EdTech – from ideation through to ongoing development. 

●     How to really understand teacher pain points and the day to day implications of these in order to develop EdTech that offers practical solutions to facilitating teaching and learning

●     Importance of having a team with experience in education, of being humble and open to both positive and negative feedback

●     How Harness has build a product with teachers and students. Collaboration with educators who are specialised in use of EdTech.

 Don’t forget to check out the reference links below, for more guest suggestions and reading on this topic. 

Included:

●     Sophie Bailey introduction

●     Nihal Salah, Marketing Director, Harness

●     Pierre-Antoine Ulmo, Investor, Harness

●     Mark Anderson, ICT Evangelist, Former Assistant Head, Award-winning blogger, speaker and edtech consultant

●     Bukky Yusuf, Secondary Science teacher, consultant and qualified coach, and a member of the teacher tech board at Harness

●     Diljit Hardy, Chemistry Teacher, Lutterworth College (mixed comprehensive 11+), and a member of the teacher tech board at Harness

●     Sophie Bailey outro – what’s on next week’s episode?

Sample quote: 

Diljit Hardy, Chemistry Teacher, Lutterworth College (mixed comprehensive 11+), and a member of the teacher tech board at Harness

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